Recently we've learned that researchers from the WPI are thinking autism and XMRV may be linked. As I've understood it, the consensus is that autism is something you're born with. Or congenital as it's called. Which gives one reason to suspect that XMRV may be transmitted from the umbilical cord to the unborn child. And if it may be transmitted to children who are to become autistic during pregnancy, than I guess it could also be transmitted to children who are not to become autistic as well. Only that it lies latent, and may activate much later in life, after the bodily development is done... (such as in people with CFS, if XMRV is indeed casual, or co-casual). What do you people think? Could it be that in most or many cases it's a latent virus we're born with? (which our mothers have caught at some point, or got through the umbilical cord themselves).